ReDiscover the USA

Most recently added highlights:

Sept. 10, 2013,  Pikes Peak, Stockbridge, MA, Piney Woods,  Platte River, Great Western Valleys, Portsmouth, NH, Point Pelee, ONT.

Sept. 9, 2013, Atlantic Plain, and United States Geographic Regions in Texas

Sept. 4, 2013, 13 highlights of US geographic regions

  • In November, 1975, while in route from Superior, Wisconsin to Detroit, Michigan with a load of iron ore, the Edmund...

  • On Sunday, March 7, 1965, as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, US citizens who were marching from Selma to...

  • --200 – Number of days per year aurora borealis is visible --Minus 62° F - Coldest temperature, Dec. 12, 1961...

  • Far West Texas, the part of the state west of the Pecos River, is a land of Tex-Mex culture, cactus,...

  • Less well-known but slightly larger than Lake Tahoe, Montana’s Flathead Lake, at 27-miles long by 15-miles wide, is the largest...

  • Today’s volcanic eruptions in Hawaiian are small (thankfully) compared to some volcanic events of the past. For example, ancient volcanic...

  • When supercontinent Pangaea rifted 200 million years ago, part of the African plate broke off and hitched a ride with...

  • Derived from rugby, American football dates to 1869, when the College of New Jersey – now Princeton - met Rutgers...

  • The Missouri River emerges from the confines of the Rocky Mountains and enters the more open landscape of the Great...

  • One of the great Native American cultural events is the annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with participants...

  • The lowest and highest temperatures ever recorded in Honolulu, 52°F and 95°F, vary less than the low and high temperatures...

  • Tens of thousands of islands, including Manitoulin, the largest island surrounded by freshwater, ring Georgian Bay. Having formed as the...

  • In July 1863, in rural Pennsylvania, 165,000 soldiers fought and 7,863 didn’t return from the Battle of Gettysburg, an event...

  • The massive Laurentide Ice Sheet covered much of Canada and the northeastern United States. It scoured the land, changed the...

  • In the world’s longest annual mammalian migration, gray whales swim from Baja California to the Bering and Chukchi Seas, the...

  • Ships sail a 1,530-mile inland waterway from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico via canals and tributaries that...

  • The town of Chester, California lies in the transition zone in which the primarily volcanic Cascade Range to the north...

  • Erosion did not create the great valleys of the West. The earth’s shifting crust made them. Known geologically as the...

  • The Victorian architecture of Guthrie remains frozen in 1910, the year Oklahoma’s state capital moved from here to Oklahoma City....

  • The High Plains encompass the western Great Plains up to the Rocky Mountains, except the Colorado Piedmont, and overlie a...

  • Home of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, population 68,000, was the state’s first capital. Dating to 1842, the Old...

  • Originating in 1978, when 15 participants swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran a 26.2-mile marathon around Honolulu; today...

  • The island of Hawai’i is the top of a volcano that rises 33,474 feet above the ocean floor, making Mauna...

  • During WWII, George Takei and his family were relocated from Los Angeles to Arkansas’s Rohwer camp and later to the...

  • The Jefferson Statehood Project asserts that this mostly rural area is a distinct geographic region that would be best served...

  • The Apache people, including the Jicarillas, and the Navajo people, left the Athabaskan region of what is now Alaska and...

  • One of the world’s great research institutions, Johns Hopkins University and associated hospital were founded in 1876 on $7 million...

  • This is where, on July 20, 1969, flight controllers received the first human transmission from the moon, "Houston, Tranquility Base...

  • Kansas City, Missouri became famous for Jazz and Blues in part because the city’s resistance to alcohol prohibition in the...

  • When people go on fishing vacations to Alaska, it’s likely they are going to the Kenai Peninsula, a land of...